Reference : Babesia divergens: activité de l'oxytétracycline retard chez la gerbille, Meriones un...
Scientific journals : Article
Life sciences : Veterinary medicine & animal health
Babesia divergens: activité de l'oxytétracycline retard chez la gerbille, Meriones unguiculatus
[en] Babesia Divergens: Activity of Long-Acting Oxytetracycline in the Gerbil, Meriones Unguiculatus
Losson, Bertrand mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des maladies infectieuses et parasitaires > Parasitologie et pathologie des maladies parasitaires >]
Patz, R. [> > > >]
Annales de Recherches Vétérinaires = Annals of Veterinary Research
[en] The authors studied the prophylactic activity of long-acting oxytetracycline in the gerbil, Meriones unguiculatus, infected with the cattle piroplasm Babesia divergens. Parasitemia, packed cell volume (PCV) and survival rate were monitored. At 5 and 20 mg/kg, the prophylactic activity was absent and all the animals died. At 40 mg/kg, two animals out of five survived but were clinically affected and sustained a severe hemolytic anaemia. However, at 80 mg/kg, the parasitemias remained very low, the PCV's were unchanged and all the animals survived; furthermore, they were totally resistant to a challenge infection given 33 days after the primary infection. There is a good agreement between these results and those reported in cattle naturally or experimentally infected with B. divergens.

There is no file associated with this reference.

Bookmark and Share SFX Query

All documents in ORBi are protected by a user license.